Up-to-date Information on the Coronavirus Situation

    The government are closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation in Austria and (re-)introducing measures where needed. Please always check both Austrian and your home country's regulations before travelling.

    Last update: 19 October

    Current Situation in Austria

    Austria is currently in a phase of secure re-opening. This process is being closely monitored and containment measures are being (re-)introduced as and where needed. Find current Coronavirus numbers here.

    The borders to most European countries are currently open (details). For all other countries, cross-border travel is still strongly discouraged, impossible, or possible only if certain conditions are met. Please check both Austrian and local regulations before booking a trip.

    Please note: The following information has been researched with the utmost care. However, we can provide no guarantee of accuracy.

    Latest News at a Glance

    19 October: From Friday, 23 October, indoor gatherings (e.g. in restaurants) will be limited to 6 people, outdoor gatherings to 12. Larger events will only be permitted with assigned seats (limited to 1,000 people indoors, 1,500 outdoors).

    Guests now have to provide contact details to restaurants in the provinces of Vienna, Salzburg, Tirol, Upper Austria, and parts of Lower Austria.

    8 October: Residents of the following countries can now enter Austria again without the need for a negative COVID-19 test or self-quarantine: Australia, Japan, Canada, South Korea, New Zealand, Uruguay.

    28 September: Travellers from Sweden no longer need a negative COVID-19 test to enter Austria. Travellers from Portugal now only need a negative test when arriving from Lisbon or the Norte region. Travellers arriving from the following countries/cities/regions now need a negative test: Prague, Ile de France (including Paris) and Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Costa Rica, Israel, Kuwait, Maldives.

    Protective measures: In Vienna, you will have to provide your contact details when visiting a restaurant as of today. In Lower Austria, local protective measures will be in effect from 5 October (please check locally).

    23 September: From Friday, 25 September, bars and restaurants in the provinces of Vorarlberg, Tirol, and Salzburg have to close at 10 p.m.

    17 September: From Monday, 21 September, guests are required to wear a mask in restaurants whenever they are not sitting at their table. Maximum number of people per table: 10. Any private indoor celebrations or meetings (except funerals) are also limited to 10 people. Masks are now also required at outdoor markets.

    14 September: As of today, you are required to wear a mask in all public indoor areas (shops, museums etc.). In restaurants, staff are required to wear a mask and only table service is permitted. Events without assigned seats are limited to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors, whilst events with assigned seats are limited to 1,500 indoors / 3,000 outdoors.

    Current Entry Requirements to Austria

    Entry Regulations for Austria

    Guests from most European countries can enter without any restrictions. Albania, Andorra, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Romania, Serbia, and certain regions in the Czech Republic, France, Spain and Portugal are the exceptions - travellers coming from high-risk countries/regions such as these need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

    Outside of Europe, residents of the following countries can enter Austria without restriction: Australia, Japan, Canada, South Korea, New Zealand, Uruguay. Residents of other countries outside the Schengen Area cannot enter Austria at the moment.

    Please be sure to check your home country's travel warnings in addition to Austrian regulations.

    Find all information on Austria's entry requirements here

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